A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
I think this just changed my life.
Ive literally not been on here in like 7 months. Lets see there is a lot of things that have occurred since then. First and foremost my cousin is in remission from her cancer which is awesome shes actually going off to college today and I am super excited for her! My brother came down to new york with his wife and baby and they are just the cutest bunch ever. KAM definitely looks like me and my mom, little light skinned beauty. I graduated from college, just my associate’s degree but thats still something! After everything I have been through Im happy to have finally achieved that. I got my own place HURRAH finally that needed to happen before I strangled all of my family members. I met an awesome guy well I probably shouldnt say met because I knew him for a long time so started dating an awesome guy and we are really happy. Its nice to have some stability I will tell you that. As for my friends although we are all going down our separate paths I must say that I am very happy for each and every one of them. As for me I guess now that my cousin is okay I dont feel like I am chained to new york and I can finally put my florida plan in action. That probably wont happen for another year or so but alas it is time to experience something different. :)
You know I hope she does well for herself. As much as I hate what she did to me I don’t hate her. I just don’t have it in me to hate anyone that I truly cared for at some point and it sucks. I’m really good at pretending I don’t care though. She’ll never know that. Not on that level anymore that’s dead for me just on the level that everyone deserves to be treated like they are gold. Real talk real talk.